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Oakland City, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Oakland City had a population of 2,273 as of July 1, 2017. Oakland City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oakland City is located at latitude 38.338 and longitude -87.3491 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakland City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The City of Oakland City (GNIS ID: 2395292) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Oakland City is located within Township of Columbia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakland City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakland City: Oakland.

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Oakland City, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,273
Daytime Population: Workers 968
Daytime Population: Residents 1,306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,274
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 2,037
Population in Familes 1,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density2 2,250
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $36,459
Average Household Income $45,202
Per Capita Income $19,708


Total Housing Units 1,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $80,241
Average Home Value $92,000


Total Households 899
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 551
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.49% -0.34%
Households -0.57% -0.36%
Families 0.2% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Oakland City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland City to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 70th
Population Density # 86 88th
Diversity Index # 273 60th
Median Household Income # 627 8th
Per Capita Income # 594 13th

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